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errand boy

n
(Professions) (in Britain, esp formerly) a boy employed by a shopkeeper to deliver goods and run other errands
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Noun1.errand boy - a boy who earns money by running errandserrand boy - a boy who earns money by running errands
courier, messenger - a person who carries a message
pageboy, page - a boy who is employed to run errands
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Translations
kurir

errand boy

nLaufbursche m, → Laufjunge m
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errand boy

nfattorino
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I'm errand boy to this establishment," said Laurie, taking up his cap.
"Indeed!" thought Porthos, casting a glance at the three hungry clerks-for the errand boy, as might be expected, was not admitted to the honors of the magisterial table.
But Itumbi said Kipkorir cannot be a friend to those he considers errand boys.
ERRAND BOYS? As a new brand of a Kenyan politician, ''the errand boy'', emerges with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka now working closely with President Uhuru Kenyatta, after declaring himself as such, Stephen Masambu poses: ''Could ANC's Musalia Mudavadi be the only principled opposition politician left, or is he just playing hard to get?'' He adds: ''In 2002, after he lost his Sabatia seat, then Kanu chief Kenyatta attempted to sneak him into Parliament by nominating him, but he declined.
Organised parents on Thursday asked secondary education teachers union Oelmek apologise for calling them 'errand boys and girls' for the education minister and to attend the meeting called by the latter for next week.
While the President who runs the whole country receives only about P2.5 million a year, the errand boys appointed by him to help him run the country receive between P12 million-plus and P14 million-plus a year?
He, however, urged 'Nigerian youths to take advantage' of the opportunity the bill offers, to 'participate in politics, not as errand boys of politicians, but as voters and political aspirants themselves.'
From the errand boys to the sewing machine operators, speed was essential to work in the garment trade.
Taking the lad to a strip joint, Elwood annoys the local Russian gangsters by humiliating their errand boys and discovers in barman Mack McTeer (John Goodman) a singer of great prowess.